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Kent Nagano - Kaija Saariaho: L'Amour de loin flac album

Performer: Kent Nagano
Title: Kaija Saariaho: L'Amour de loin
Style: Opera
Duration: 02:01:10
Relesed: July 27, 2009
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 755
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L'amour de loin (2000) is Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's first opera, but the mastery of its memorably dramatic music demonstrates incontrovertibly that she is a born opera composer. The opera has had numerous international productions and in 2003 it received the Grawemeyer Award, the most prestigious international award for composition.

The opera received its world premiere performance on 15 August 2000 at the Salzburg Festival. Saariaho, living in Paris since 1982, had become familiar in 1993 with La vida breve by one of the first great 12th-century troubadours, Jaufré Rudel.

Kaija Saariaho ‎– L'Amour De Loin. Label: harmonia mundi ‎– HMC 801937. Format: 2 SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album Box Set. Country: France. Conductor – Kent Nagano. Electronics – David Poissonnier.

Kaija Saariaho: L'Amour de loin. Composed to a libretto by Amin Maalouf and premiered at Salzburg in 2000 in a production by Peter Sellars, L'amour de loin was Kaija Saariaho's first opera. A reinterpretation of La vida breve, a narrative poem by the Medieval troubadour Jaufre Rudel, L'amour de loin tackles a number of highly topical themes: love from afar, the virtuality of ideal love and relations between East and West.

Happily, Kent Nagano's interpretation here makes the most of every nuance. Saariaho's vocal writing is also minimalist, with the women in particular not exploring their tessiture until much later on. However, these soloists give it all they’ve got, and Ekaterina Lekhina's delivery of the Countess's final prayer is every bit as desolately powerful as it is on the stage. All in all, this is a finely balanced and atmospheric performance, ensuring that the opera works almost as well on disc as it does on stage. Performers: Kent Nagano (cond  . Tracklistings come from MusicBrainz. Find out more about our use of this data, and also our policy on profanity.

Kaija Saariaho’s first opera, L’amour de loin, was premiered in Salzburg in August 2000 and the same production was given at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris inNovember/December 2001, and in Santa Fe, summer 2002. Additional productions have been staged at Theater Bern, Switzerland and future performances will take place in Darmstadt, Germany (spring 2003) and at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki (2004). In 1983, he began to be known as an author, with the success of novels such as Léon l’Africain and Samarkand. His book Le Rocher de Tanios from 1993 was awarded the Prix Goncourt. The story of the opera L’amour de loin is based on La Vida breve of Jaufre Rudel, Prince of Blaye, one of the first great troubadours of the 12th century. His glowing passion for a woman from the East of whom he has only heard is the central theme of the libretto.

Robert Lepage’s dreamlike production, with its thousands of twinkling LED lights stretching across the stage to represent the sea, encapsulates the mystic feeling of L’Amour de Loin, Saariaho’s haunting opera of distant love. Eric Owens is Jaufré Rudel, a troubadour in 12th century France who has become tired of his hedonistic life and longs for an idealized love.

L'Amour de loin Kaija Saariaho. This album has an average beat per minute of 103 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 47/181 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist L'Amour de loin. 1. L'Amour de loin: Premier acte : (Traversée).

Track List - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time
L' amour de loin, opera
1 Act 1. (Traversée) Kent Nagano 5:41
2 Act 1. Tableau 1. J'ai appris à parler du bonheur Kent Nagano 6:49
3 Act 1. Tableau 2. Peut-être bien qu'elle n'existe pas Kent Nagano 5:33
4 Act 1. Tableau 2. Qu'as-tu fait de moi, pèlerin? Kent Nagano 2:24
5 Act 2. Tableau 1 [Instrumental] Kent Nagano 3:04
6 Act 2. Tableau 1. Pèlerin, dites-moi! Kent Nagano 6:11
7 Act 2. Tableau 1. Un homme pense à vous Kent Nagano 2:24
8 Act 2. Tableau 2. Rien ne vous oblige à l'aimer Kent Nagano 7:01
9 Act 2. Tableau 2. Ja mais d'amor Kent Nagano 4:40
10 Act 3. Tableau 1. [Instrumental] Kent Nagano 1:05
11 Act 3. Tableau 1. Pèlerin, Pèlerin, dis-moi Kent Nagano 3:47
12 Act 3. Tableau 1. Jaufré, elle sait Kent Nagano 4:13
13 Act 3. Tableau 1. Peut-être ferais-je mieux de m'en aller Kent Nagano 4:28
14 Act 3. Tableau 2. Ben tenc lo Seignor per verai Kent Nagano 4:40
15 Act 3. Tableau 2. Non, par Notre Seigneur Kent Nagano 3:02

Track List - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time
L' amour de loin, opera
1 Act 4. Tableau 1. [Instrumental] Kent Nagano 5:27
2 Act 4. Tableau 1. Me croiras-tu, Pèlerin Kent Nagano 4:13
3 Act 4. Tableau 2. [Instrumental] Kent Nagano 2:08
4 Act 4. Tableau 2. Je l'ai vue, Pèlerin Kent Nagano 3:23
5 Act 4. Tableau 2. Calme-toi, Jaufré Kent Nagano 1:26
6 Act 4. Tableau 3. Je devrais être l'homme le plus heureux du monde Kent Nagano 2:13
7 Act 4. Tableau 3. Ces choses se savent, oui Kent Nagano 4:03
8 Act 5. Tableau 1. Comtesse, regardez Kent Nagano 2:58
9 Act 5. Tableau 1. Noble dame, je vous apporte une nouvelle Kent Nagano 2:31
10 Act 5. Tableau 2. C'est vous, c'est vous Kent Nagano 4:18
11 Act 5. Tableau 2. J'aurais tant voulu Kent Nagano 2:57
12 Act 5. Tableau 2. Seigneur, si je pouvais rester ainsi Kent Nagano 4:13
13 Act 5. Tableau 3. J'espère encore, mon Dieu Kent Nagano 3:19
14 Act 5. Tableau 3. J'avais cru en toi Kent Nagano 6:59
15 Act 5. Tableau 4. Si tu t'appelles Amour Kent Nagano 6:00


Daniel Belcher - Tenor (Vocal)
Berlin Radio Symphony Chorus - Choir/Chorus
Jean-Pierre Brossmann - Art Consultant
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Orchestra
Karin Dietrich - Libretto Translation
Heidi Fritz - Liner Note Translation
George Hall - Libretto Translation
Charles B. Johnston - Liner Note Translation
Tobias Lehmann - Engineer
Ekaterina Lekhina - Soprano (Vocal)
Erich Lessing - Cover Photo
Martin Litauer - Editing, Post Production Engineer
Amin Maalouf - Librettist
Thomas Meyer - Photography
René Möller - Engineer
Kent Nagano - Conductor, Primary Artist
Gilbert Nouno - Information
Carole Parody - Photography
David Poissonnier - Spatialization
Odilon Redon - Cover Art
Stéphane Roth - Liner Notes
Nicolas Ruel - Photography
Martin Sauer - Recording Director
Christian Steiner - Photography
Marie-Ange Todorovitch - Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
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